Craig Gillespie’s “Dumb Money” brings the GameStop short squeeze of 2021 to the forefront, offering an illuminating perspective on the financial market’s disparities while ensuring an engaging viewing experience. Unlike Adam McKay’s “The Big Short,” this film leans more towards storytelling than didacticism. It revolves around Keith Gill (Paul Dano), also known as Roaring Kitty, whose Reddit-driven short squeeze against GameStop sent shockwaves through Wall Street. The narrative delves into the aftermath, including RobinHood’s controversial trading halt and congressional investigations. With a broad canvas, the film portrays various characters affected by the GameStop frenzy. The ensemble cast excels, though the film could have delved deeper into the event’s intricacies. Nevertheless, “Dumb Money” avoids heavy-handed critiques of capitalism, maintaining a fluid narrative style that underscores the resilience of ordinary people challenging established financial norms. Visit my flixer for more!
Dumb Money | September 29, 2023 (United States)
Director: Craig GillespieWriter: Lauren Schuker Blum, Rebecca Angelo, Ben MezrichStars: Paul Dano, Pete Davidson, Vincent D'OnofrioSummary: Dumb Money is the ultimate David vs. Goliath tale, based on the insane true story of everyday people who flipped the script on Wall Street and got rich by turning GameStop (the video game st... Read all
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English